Iowa HS Association Launches Social Justice Program

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The Iowa High School Athletics Association has partnered with the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa on a series of social justice and gender equity resources for students, coaches, and educators.

Traditionally delivered through in-person workshops and training, these online resources are available from December 2020 for review by any individual or team interested in addressing long-standing issues related to race and gender inequality.

IHSAA and CVP are also offering free activities for coaches and athletes to complete and talk about involving speaking out against racism and sexism.

“We’ve got to find ways in which to encourage folks to speak up, and we know that that happens if you’re in an environment that understands that these behaviors aren’t OK,” Center for Violence Prevention director Alan Keisterkamp told the Cedar Falls ABC affiliate.

Next month, the groups will host an online panel to continue this conversation, called “The Race to Gender and Racial Equality.”

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